The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) recently released a report outlining steps the city can take to reduce the endemic overcrowding in Baltimore jails. Citing an abnormally high rate of people incarcerated while awaiting trial, JPI suggests that Baltimore should rely more on citations instead of arrests when dealing with minor offenses, shorten the time between arrests and court dates, and reform bail practices.
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